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Corn and Chicken Dinner

My interests are reading, gardening...and growing most of the ingredients I use in this dinner! There's something for every taste in this recipe. It would be great as a meal-in-one dish for a picnic or a reunion. My husband is a farmer, growing mostly grain. We have a daughter and a son, 14 and 13. All three of them became "fans" of this meal from the start!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 pounds chicken legs and thighs (about 8 pieces)
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 3 ears fresh corn, husked, cleaned and cut into thirds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and cut into chunks


  • In a Dutch oven, cook chicken in 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat until browned on each side. Add two-thirds of the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Reduce heat; stir in corn and water. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon tarragon, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175°.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook both the remaining garlic and tarragon in remaining butter for 1 minute; set aside.
  • Layer zucchini and tomatoes over the chicken mixture. Drizzle seasoned butter over all; cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 297 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • s_pants
    Mar 26, 2018

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  • raina2002
    Sep 10, 2012

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  • thewyatts4
    Sep 9, 2012

    very good - I used a whole chicken and increased the time by 30 minutes and it was incredible.

  • angelasandoval
    Aug 24, 2012

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  • kissdacook
    Jul 17, 2012

    red potatoes in this sounds awesome. i would think no on the crock pot. it simmers foods on low. these items are fried and then steamed. crock pot does neither of these things. to get the delicious texture, thus flavor of all ingredients i would follow the recipe as stated. foil packs... the chicken obviously takes longer to cook thru than the vegys. i would grill the chicken and foil the vegys. Mmmmmm cant wait till company or a potluck :P

  • Lulyla
    Jul 14, 2011

    My family really love these recipe

  • senzascusa
    Mar 7, 2011

    Been making this several years, but had forgotten about it for the past 2, so I looked it up on the net today and was so happy to find it (cuz I didn't think I'd have the title right). Just as good as I remember. Very healthy meal-in-one. I cut back on the butter quite a lot and it still tastes great. So easy to make, so tasty and family loves it.

  • dfaber
    Jul 30, 2010

    I would like to know if there is a crockpot version also.

  • lindaroberts
    Sep 11, 2009

    In the list of ingredients it calls for 1/2 cup butter divided. It doesn't say anywhere in the recipe how much of the butter to use for cooking the chicken and how much of the butter to use sauteing the remaining garlic and tarragon. Would love it if someone could clarify.

  • Ladiday
    Aug 28, 2009

    Fresh corn is so yummy! For a quick meal or even a healthy snack, try cutting cooked corn off the cobb and serving with only a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Delicious and no need for salt or butter if you are counting.